Announcing the Forthcoming Open Sourcing of UA, Free Accounts Give-Away, Unregistered UA Score & Rank Checking on steem-ua.com
Aloha! We've been a little quiet the past weeks - well, in fact we didn't post anything since HF20 came out as @steem-ua - but we have in fact been pretty busy with a bunch of exciting new things!
In this post:
- Announcing the Forthcoming Open Sourcing of UA,
- Free Accounts Give-Away,
- Unregistered UA Score & Rank Checking on steem-ua.com
Let's dive right in!
Announcing the Forthcoming Open Sourcing of UA
As we said numerous times, we always intended UA to be Open Sourced and wide-spread throughout the Steem Blockchain. While some people have been impatiently shouting "Open! Open!", while others kept their cool and steadily supporting us in the mean time, we simply remained busy with development of both UA and some other projects we (@holger80 and @scipio) are working on. Of course due to HF20 we had to update Beem, and on top of that introduced Beempy with which it's possible to adequately get insights of the Steem Blockchain resource pool, the current and historical resource costs (RC) and which now also includes a ton of SteemMonsters data. ... We've been busy indeed! ;-)
And on top of that, we're also making sure that UA can be properly Open Sourced: as we don't take the Open Sourcing of UA lightly - we feel it's a very important algorithm and metric to everybody using the Steem Blockchain - we are adding more Unit Tests (to check if its components function as intended), a bit of modularized Code Refactoring, and - in order to let others use what we built - of course also some intra-code Documentation to accompany the repo.
As things seem to be progressing towards, we're aiming for the Open Source Repository Deployment of multiple UA components to happen around mid-to-end November, which we'll then - of course! - again announce properly in a dedicated @utopian-io post. Stay tuned!
PS: as we're not sure at this moment if there's a big interest for others to host a UA node of their own, at this moment we're also not sure what to do with UA-API ourselves. In case you're interested to host your own UA API, please connect with us on Discord, and if nobody is interested to run their own version, we'll probably continue with our own "official" version of UA-API as we are now. We're simply open to multiple scenarios and collaborations regarding UA-API.
Free Accounts Give-Away
HF20 has enabled high-RC accounts to claim discounted accounts. We tested that new opportunity out ourselves as well, yet as we're not intending to claim and use hundreds or even thousands of accounts ourselves, we decided to give away Free Accounts (!) to others!
The "rules" to get a free Steem accounts, are as follows:
- you must be, or know, somebody who doesn't have an account nor the crypto funds to purchase one "the old school way",
- and the "free Steemit.com" account creation you've tried already and it has taken you ages without success (still no account).
@steem-ua is all about "getting in & keeping in" as many Steem users as possible, because we believe the real value of the Steem Ecosystem is driven by real active users. Hence, the giving-away of Free Accounts to those who really need it!
Now, the problem of course is "knowing" if it's true you really are or know somebody in need of a new account and have no alternative way, due to the relatively anonymous nature of who's "behind" a Steem account. The best way to figure out (although we can never know for sure) if somebody is telling the truth or not, is to have direct contact with people. So, if you feel you really meet the criteria we've just mentioned, then talk to @scipio over at our Discord Server and if all is well, then we'll set you up with your account! Steem on! :-)
Unregistered UA Score & Rank Checking on steem-ua.com
Many have been "complaining" about only being able to see their own UA Score & Rank, and those in the daily Top 100 (of which a lot are Steem Top Witnesses and "Prominents"). And of course, for quite some weeks now, you were already able to view the UA Scores & Ranks of the current @steem-ua Delegators over at https://steem-ua.com/delegators. But still.... if you were interested to check the UA Score / Rank of a specific account, you could not.
But now you can! We've set up a bare bones UA Rank Checker, that doesn't require logging in via SC2 and/or limit you to only view your own account data. If you go to https://steem-ua.com:5000/accounts/scipio then you can see my account score... pretty exciting if you want to check mine and observe I've just entered the Top 200 (Whiiiiihooooo!)
Welcome scipio ! Your ua score is 6.333 and you have a ua rank of 199
... but of course you can replace "scipio" in the aforementioned URL with any account!
PS: it might be possible the server pings out and an error message is shown, at busy times. In that case, just come back at a later time and check again!
PS2: please don't auto-scrape that URI for multiple accounts and website overload. The more systems management we need to do, the longer it takes to be able to Open Source UA as announced at the top of this post...
That's all for now Folks!
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|25 SP||max. 1 @steem-ua upvote per week|
|50 SP||max. 2 @steem-ua upvotes per week|
|100 SP||max. 4 @steem-ua upvotes per week|
|250 SP||max. 7 @steem-ua upvotes per week|
|>= 5,000 SP||Stake-Based Sponsor Rewards + max. 7 @steem-ua upvotes per week|
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